Monday, November 28, 2011

FCCB Challenge #88 Holiday Cards

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Welcome to another project listing for the {Fatabulous Cricut Challenge Blog}
This week's challenge is Holiday Cards
I created an Acetate Card (using transparency material).  This product can be purchased at any office supply store or your local craft store.  
Key Ingredients
MS Seasonal Cake Art-snowman 2"
Cricut Essentials-decorative frame 4"
Acetate Sheet
Staz-On Ink: white & metallic
Snowflake Stamp-g studios
Sentiment Stamp-Bo Bunny Clearly Stamps
Silver Glitter Craft Foam
Aqua Craft Foam
CS: white & aqua bazzill
I-rock & bling
Cyan Cat's Eye
I cut an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet in half.  Score each piece in half again to create card.  I used some DCWV glitter paper for the base inside the card and some glittery crafty foam for the frame on the front of the card.  I used Staz-On metallic silver & Opaque white ink for the stamped sentiment and snowflakes.
I used MS Seasonal Cake Art for the Snowman.  I used my Gypsy and the Hide Select Contour feature to cut just the hat & scarf in foam with my Deep Cut Blade (Multi-Cut 2).
I added the aqua Bazzill cardstock to the back outside of the card.  When closed all of the Layers show thru nicely.  The final touch was to add some bling with my I-Rock.
Here is my finished card......hope you like it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure and leave me a comment-I love reading your feedback.  I hope you will make a holiday card and submit it over at FCCB.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Disney Blog Hop & Friendship Comments Winners

The winner of the Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge
chosen  randomly from among my Followers that left a comment is.....
Oh my gosh, this is so adorable!! I love Mickey and Minnie and all of the pretty sparkle!! What an awesome project - I love it!! My favorite cart changes almost daily, but right now it is Flower Shoppe!
Congratulations Lisa....use the Contact Me form above to send me your snail mail.
The winner of the 6x6 paper pad 
chosen randomly from among the ladies that left a comment is....
Oh how we forget how wonderful it is to have very special people in our lives. I try my best to keep in touch as much as possible. I've been in a family who moved very often to i've not had a chance to make lasting bonds with high school friends, but during my adulthood things have changed and friendships i've made stay active....thanks for reminding us all...
Congratulations Kimberly...use the Contact Me form above to send me your snail mail.

I am so glad to have many NEW and LONG time followers to my site.  I can't believe I am so near
1000 followers  its crazy!!!  
I owe you my Creative Friends a Huge Hug of gratitude for your support and comments.  You make this so much fun to keep doing every week.  Tune in next week for my 1000 Follower Giveaway!!  
My birthday is Christmas Eve and I am hoping to reach this goal by then.  
I have some surprises in store so stay tuned.  

I want to take a minute to REMIND everyone that I have an
and really need some wonderfully Creative Women to Share in the Fun!!
Please consider this your personal invitation to submit for our Team...I look forward to working with some of you and can't wait to share all that The Creative Cutter Room has in store for the future!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Quick & Easy Layout: Precious Time

Precious Time....
We all want more of it...we are always using it up.  Now come the holidays and we seem to loose it faster & faster every day!!
Well take a minute to smell the with the little ones...or just reflect on that precious time.
Make sure that memories you are making are the ones you can't wait to put in a scrapbook page not the ones you wish you could do over.
Let's all take a breath and enjoy this holiday season
enjoy the food
enjoy the music
enjoy the laughter & joy of young ones
enjoy the crisp winter air
enjoy the memories of family and friends!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Art Philosophy Project

Here is the video showing you how I made this project.
This is the one i made for a friend with a little bit different embellishment.
Hope everyone is enjoying this time of year.  May you find yourself surrounded by loved ones.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Talk Time Tuesday:Surviving the Holidays!

Thanksgiving Mini Album by Cathie Rigby

My Talk Time Tuesday is about surviving the Holidays! 
Brought to you by DT Member Mollie!

Most of us are Moms, Aunts, Grandmas. and Sisters... so in this busy time of year we are pulled in a million directions. Holiday concerts, family parties, class parties, work dinners, and much much more. For the next 2 months we will be rushing to get everything done. Here are a few ideas to help you make it to January with your sanity!! :)

The number one thing is to remember the REASON for the SEASON

Take time to enjoy the actives you are at, time flies! Embrace the time with your friends and family. It doesn't have to be perfect for everyone to have a good time. 

Take a few moments for yourself, even if it is only a few minutes enjoy it! Sometimes I will get to the school where I pick up my kids about 15 min. before they get out. I take that time to relax, I listen to the music I WANT to hear, read a magazine and just relax.

It is ok to say "No!" I have a really hard time doing this, but during this time of year I try to not overload myself. We are only human and can only do so much. If it is something you just can't or do not want to do. It is perfectly ok to say "No!", you are not being mean you are just trying to keep yourself sane. 

Make sure you take care of yourself!! If momma doesn't feel good it effects everyone :) ( I know this from my little family) Make sure you drink plenty of water, take vitamins or vitamin C to keep away winter bugs, dress warm when you are out and about, and make sure you get plenty of sleep.

If you start to feel down or overloaded, call a friend or family member and get together for some non-holiday time. When I start to stress out, my BFF and I get together to scrapbook, make a run to the craft store, or make a lunch date. 

And last but not least, the unexpected gift giver... Sometimes we get neighbors or friends that stop by with unexpected gifts. I always keep a few quick gifts on hand. I get a cookie mix, or muffin mix and make extra Christmas cards and tie them on with ribbon and have them pre-signed. That way when those unexpected gifts show up you have something right on hand. I call them my no-stress gifts :)

I hope all of you have a yummy, wonderful and memory filled Thanksgiving
and a fabulous holiday season!
The winner of the FCCB Crawl-Flourish Stamp Set is 
jennyplace2 said...

What a lovely set a thanksgiving card! We have already had our Thanksgiving here in Canada but with seeing all these great post about Thanksgiving I think I just might have to celebrate twice this year! TFS and for a chance to win the wonderful stamp set.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Design Time Thursday:Winner

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The winner of our first ever Design Time Thursday Sketch Challenge is.......
Scrappin' Nana
Congratulations--be sure and use the Contact Form above to send me your snail mail address.  I will send out your Chic & Scary Cartridge December 1st.